Read Aloud Hall of Fame #5: THE FULL BELLY BOWL by Jim Aylesworth and Wendy Anderson Halperin
You need a book. A can’t miss book. A read aloud that will cast a wide net and pull everyone in. This is the idea behind The 100 Scope Notes Read Aloud Hall of Fame.
In each post I’ll share a read aloud that has never let me down. Some will be obvious and popular. Others lesser-known. All will be story time gold.
The Full Belly Bowl by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin
It was published in 1999, but has the feel of a book from the 70s. Not exactly the vibe you might expect to be a killer read aloud in 2022. Yet it is. Jim Aylesworth’s folktale about a magical bowl that duplicates whatever is put inside of it has never failed me. And when the man realizes he could duplicate money in the bowl? The gasps are audible.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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